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Harvard professor named to Pentagon post

Weapons-buyer appointee has criticized stockpile

Ashton Carter has no professional ties to US arms makers or manufacturing industry. Ashton Carter has no professional ties to US arms makers or manufacturing industry. (Getty Images/ File 2005)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / February 24, 2009

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WASHINGTON - President Obama nominated yesterday Harvard professor Ashton B. Carter, a leading authority on arms control and a longtime academic, to serve as the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer. (Full article: 953 words)

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